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Sevreal years after successful fusion, hubby is having pain in higher back

He had a lower back fusion several years ago and it has been a complete success. He has had no pain and kept most of his mobility. Now though, he is having pain in the thoracic region and we are wondering if he can even have a higher fusion and if it will do any good. I am sure the fact he is such an active guy has not helped but he did so well with the first surgery and fully expects that another one will do the trick. I am not so sure and wanted to talk to someone who has undergone more than one fusion. Would really appreciate the good, the bad and the ugly.


  • Hi, has your husband had any tests done on the thoracic? They would need to know what is wrong to figure out what they'd want to do to help him. He may not need a fusion, and if it turns out that he does, it's not easy to find a surgeon to do this in the thoracic. The thoracic is a totally different ballpark than the lumbar. Take care, Joe
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